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Harvard police reports for Feb. 9, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:45 pm

VIDEO: Making paczkis at Swiss Maid Bakery in Harvard

HARVARD — See paczki-making in action at Swiss Maid Bakery in Harvard. PHOTOS: Making Paczkis at Swiss Maid Bakery in Harvard ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:24 pm

La Grange man taken to hospital after crash in Harvard

HARVARD – A 27-year-old La Grange man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday after a one-vehicle crash near Routes 14 and 23 ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:57 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Plum Tree National Country Club in Harvard gets liquor license approved

HARVARD – Serving alcohol at sporting events, concerts and weddings now will be possible at the Harvard-area Plum Tree National Country Club ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Harvard police seek help after string of car damages, break-ins

HARVARD – Harvard police are investigating a string of crimes that involved six cars being damaged, broken into and, in one case, stolen ove ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 am

McHenry County-area blood banks ask for donations to combat winter slump

CRYSTAL LAKE – The icy roads and sniffling noses that are a standard part of winter also have an expected effect on area blood banks.Heartla ...
Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard police use Narcan for first time in suspected heroin overdose

HARVARD – Harvard Police Sgt. Andrew Spielman and Officer Spencer Smith were the first officers from their department to use Narcan on a sus ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:08 am

Wrestling injury at Harvard High School sends one person to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – One person was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital Friday night for an injury that occurred on a wrestling mat, a fire official said. 
Jan. 23, 2016 - 7:34 am

Head-on crash near Harvard sends man to hospital

HARVARD – A man in his 60s suffered minor injuries after a head-on crash Friday near Harvard, a fire official said.Harvard Fire Protection D ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:36 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Harvard wrestler flown to hospital for potential spinal injury

HARVARD – A 17-year-old Harvard High School student was flown to a Rockford hospital Thursday after getting injured at a wrestling meet, a f ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:16 am

All Metra tracks reopened after train hits vehicle in fatal crash

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – A crash involving a Metra train and a vehicle in Arlington Heights is causing delays of 20 minutes to an hour Thursday a ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:41 pm

Woodstock man flown to hospital after falling from ladder in Harvard

HARVARD – A 45-year-old Woodstock man had to be flown to a hospital on Thursday after he fell about 14 feet from a ladder, a fire official s ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

McHenry County communities aim to boost Spanish-language resources

When Harvard police officer Julio Lara comes into work, he said, there is sometimes a line of Spanish-speaking residents in the station park ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Illinois election board: Steve Reick, Casey Urlacher can stay on March ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican candidates Steve Reick and Casey Urlacher can stay on the March 15 primary ballo ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am

Number of McHenry County residents seeking Affordable Care Act help drops in 3rd year

WOODSTOCK – Mark Millare’s job used to involve leaving his office to explain how to enroll in the Affordable Care Act, but this year his job ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

McHenry County towns look to GIS to expand resident, developer resources

CRYSTAL LAKE – The day the garbage trucks comes, where residents should go on election day and what the property is zoned.An interactive map ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 1:53 am

Most Harvard School District 50 buses running after cold causes delays

HARVARD – Most buses in Harvard Community Unit School District 50 are running after the cold delayed them for an hour.District officials too ...
Jan. 11, 2016 - 8:09 am

MCC developmental math program helps cut dependency on remedial classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – In 2010, more than half of high school graduates who went to McHenry County College had to take a noncredit developmental mat ...
Jan. 11, 2016 - 12:14 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard's Plum Tree must detail plans before McHenry County OKs liquor license

HARVARD – The McHenry County Liquor and License Commission will need to see a plan on where Plum Tree National Country Club wants to have al ...
Jan. 5, 2016 - 11:52 pm

Minivan damaged in Harvard fire, fire official says

HARVARD – A minivan was damaged Friday in Harvard after its engine caught on fire, Harvard Fire Department Battalion Chief Don Davidson said ...
Jan. 1, 2016 - 10:38 pm

Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone certified, takes effect in 2016

With official state certification of the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone, the cities and county can start actively looking to enhance proj ...
Jan. 1, 2016 - 12:34 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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McHenry County municipalities offer recycling of Christmas trees, lights

With the holiday season coming to a close, McHenry County residents have several options for recycling their Christmas trees. The following ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Fire destroys snowplow in Harvard at Motorola campus

HARVARD – A pickup truck plowing snow at the former Motorola campus in Harvard was destroyed after it caught fire Tuesday, a fire official s ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 11:35 pm

Snow collapses Harvard True Value warehouse roof for second time since 2007

HARVARD – Before some employees can return to work, True Value officials will have to repair damage caused when a section of roof at the com ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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No one injured in Harvard as portion of True Value warehouse collapses

HARVARD – No one was injured when a portion of the True Value Distribution Center collapsed Monday night, Harvard Fire Protection Battalion ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Harvard's Coventry Home one step closer to local historic landmark status

HARVARD – Harvard’s William H. Coventry Home and Barn off Route 14 is in the process of becoming a local historic landmark in an attempt to ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:44 am

Harvard School District 50 superintendent to retire early

HARVARD – The superintendent of Harvard Community Unit School District 50 will retire from her post two years early after the school board r ...
Dec. 27, 2015 - 12:16 am

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